Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday inspected the Mendipathar Railway Station in North Garo Hills district to speed up the process of setting up an entry and exit point there to check influx.
The Meghalaya CM was accompanied by state sports minister Banteidor Lyngdoh and other officials of the state transport department besides Railway officials.
The chief minister said he visited the railway station to check the proposed facilitation centre (entry/exit point) how to move forward and to ensure that the centre should come up immediately.
He said that land has been identified and the process of taking over the land as well as the process of setting up the facilitation centre has already started.
“We instructed the chief engineer PWD (buildings) to ensure that works start at the earliest. We expect that this will take three to six months but we should be able to complete before that,” the chief minister assured.
The state government requires over Rs 1,000 crore to set up entry and exit points in different parts of the state.
The government has finalised the location for setting up of entry-exit points in four to five areas where there is maximum flow of people from outside especially areas along the inter-state border which include East Jaiñtia Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills, West Garo Hills.